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candleberry


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Candleberry  tree  \Can"dle*ber`ry  tree\  (Bot.) 
  A  shrub  (the  {Myrica  cerifera},  or  wax-bearing  myrtle), 
  common  in  North  America,  the  little  nuts  of  which  are  covered 
  with  a  greenish  white  wax,  which  was  formerly,  used  for 
  hardening  candles;  --  also  called  {bayberry  tree}, 
  {bayberry},  or  {candleberry}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  candleberry 
  n  :  deciduous  aromatic  shrub  of  eastern  North  America  with 
  gray-green  wax-coated  berries  [syn:  {bayberry},  {swamp 
  candleberry},  {waxberry},  {Myrica  pensylvanica}] 




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